Swansea City: Michael Laudrup flattered by Spurs link

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says he is flattered to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but has no intention of leaving his club mid-season.

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Spurs on Monday, and 49-year-old Dane Laudrup is among the bookmakers' favourites.

"When your name is linked with another club, I assume it is because someone thinks you are doing well," he said.

"Tottenham is a big club... but I would never leave a club in the middle of the season."

He added: "I have never done that as a player, or as a manager. So I wouldn't do it in the future."

Laudrup's managerial career

  • 2002-2006: Guided Danish club Brondby to four successive top-two finishes, including the 2005 title
  • 2007-08: Led Spanish side Getafe to 14th place
  • 2008-09: Spent 19 months at Russian side Spartak Moscow before being sacked
  • 2010-12: Returned to Spain, with two seasons at Real Mallorca
  • 2012-13: Took over at Swansea, winning Capital One Cup and finishing ninth in the Premier League

On the links, he said: "It means you are doing a good job and that is always positive and flattering when others are talking about you. and your name is linked with other clubs."

Laudrup only signed a contract extension with Swansea in March and has stated his "intention" to stay in charge at the Liberty Stadium next season.

Doubts over Laudrup's future arose when Swansea severed ties with his agent Bayram Tutumlu, following a dispute over transfer policy.

But Laudrup told the South Wales Evening Post:  "I have repeated it so many times in the last three months. My intention is to stay.

"Bayram is my agent and that's not going to change."

Laudrup's future was already uncertain because of a dispute over transfer funds before the club confirmed they had cut ties with his agent.

The Dane has been linked with clubs all over Europe in recent weeks, with Roma and Fenerbahce the latest names mentioned, and he has also previously been linked with the jobs at Real Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Paris St-Germain and Monaco among others.